We’ve had an enormous (for us in Eastern PA) amount of snow this winter season – over fifty inches! Last year be barely had over five inches. What a difference!
So as I gazed out the back door, I pondered about how those tiny little flakes can pile up so much snow and I concluded that it was little by little.
It started me thinking about how this relates to the things of God. It’s little by little, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little. And before you know it, we’ve actually made some progress. Note that this happens in the negative as well.
Sometimes it seems that we study and study and wonder if we’re making any significant progress. But just look back to where you were a year ago, five years ago, and for those who just got saved, look back a week ago and see the progress you’ve made.
It doesn’t seem like much at the time when you’re reading your Bible daily, but you’re feeding your spirit and over a period of time, the Word will become cemented in you and when you open your mouth to pray, power will come forth!
It’s like looking at three feet of snow but knowing that one shovel at a time will get the job done. The same with knitting – it doesn’t look like you’re making any progress but after a while you look at your project and it actually looks like an afghan – one stitch at a time.
Remember, brothers and sisters, growing in the things of God takes time and effort. There’s no microwaving the Word of God into your life. (We’ll be learning for all eternity.) You have to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division before you can learn algebra.
Time spent in studying and learning God’s Word and ways is time well spent and will pay enormous dividends of victory and success in your life!
Isaiah 28:10 (KJV) 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (AMP) 15 Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.